Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has copped backlash on social media for a comment he made regarding Caitlyn Jenner.
27-year-old Johnny posted a photo of some female sanitary napkins with the caption, “Well at least Kendall and Kylie Jenner have something to get their dad for Father’s Day”.
Johnny was referencing Caitlyn’s recent transition from male to female, when she was once ex-olympian Bruce Jenner.
Some of Johnny’s followers weren’t happy with the dig, with one saying, “This could have been a funny post with another caption. But yeah, kinda shit. And those who think it’s OK to joke about anyone who has identified as a transgendered person, you’re as bad as this guy posting this stupid ‘joke’.”
“You are disgusting,” wrote another concerned observer. “For someone who works in the arts I thought you would be more sensitive towards queer rights and issues. The trans community are already isolated and ridiculed that these ‘jokes’ only reinforce hatred and intolerance.”
Johnny has made no comment regarding the negative comments.